Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Botany Resembling or borne in a raceme.
  • adj. Anatomy Having a structure of clustered parts. Used of glands.

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  • adj. Having flowers arranged along a single central axis, as in a raceme, spike, or catkin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling a raceme; growing in the form of a raceme.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany:
  • Having the character or appearance of a raceme: said of a flower-cluster.
  • Arranged in racemes: said of the flowers.
  • In anatomy, clustered or aggregate, as a gland; having ducts which divide and subdivide and end in bunches of follicles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having stalked flowers along an elongated stem that continue to open in succession from below as the stem continues to grow

Etymologies

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From Latin racēmōsus ("full of clusters"), from racēmus ("cluster, bunch").

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  • a perfect word for certain lists.

    July 22, 2008